|Overview : |
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts independent country programme evaluations (ICPEs) to assess UNDP’s contribution to national development priorities and the effectiveness of its strategy. The purpose of an ICPE is to: i) support the development of the next UNDP Country Programme Document; and ii) strengthen UNDP’s accountability to national stakeholders and to the Executive Board.
The IEO will conduct the ICPE for UNDP country programme in Nepal in 2021, covering the period of 2018-2022. Results of the evaluation are expected to feed into the preparation of a new programme starting from 2023.
The IEO is seeking a national/regional research institution or think tank for the assessment of the following programme outcome areas as defined in the UNDP country programme in Nepal and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The national/ regional research institution will provide support to one or more of the outcome areas based on its expertise. Analysis of cross-cutting issues such as gender will be part of all areas.
- Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth supports poverty reduction, sustainable job creation, and livelihood at national and subnational levels, improvement of the business environment, access to energy, and pro-poor development planning, monitoring, and policy support.
- Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights supports government effectiveness, participation, and accountability, in the context of the federalist structure introduced in 2015. Key areas include access to justice, local governance, and capacity building for the parliament and elections.
- Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change supports climate change mitigation and adaptation, risk reduction and disaster preparedness, early recovery, promoting pro-poor environmental management, and renewable energy access.
For more information and to apply, please refer to the attached documents.